Tomorrow, Senate committees consider two bad bills and a House committee looks at a pro-small business bill

Tomorrow will be another busy day in the Roundhouse. Two bad bills will go before Senate committees and a refreshingly good bill will be under consideration in a House committee.

SJR 3 will appear before the Senate Rules Committee in a meeting starting at 9 AM. This bill would lead to a ballot proposal amending the state constitution to include provisions for “environmental rights” and allow for private right of action.

SB 148 will appear in a Senate Education Committee meeting, which also starts at 9 AM. SB 148 would create a “diversity commission” to implement policies to advance “diversity, equity, and excellence” in New Mexico public schools.

HB 164 would lower costs for restaurants and customers by gradually increasing the number of liquor licenses in circulation. HB 164 goes before the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee. That meeting starts at 1:30 PM.

All webcasts can be accessed here, and you can join the House committee Zoom meeting here.

The Rio Grande Foundation submitted testimony in opposition to both Senate bills and in favor of the House bill, which you can read below.

SJR 3 Testimony

SB 148 Testimony

HB 164 Testimony